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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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A musical comedy about the adventures of two beautiful showgirls--an apparently stupid blonde golddigger and her provocative brunette friend--during a voyage from New York to Paris.
Title: Gentlemen prefer blondes
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: A videodisc release of the 1953 motion picture.
Special features: Theatrical trailer, Movietone newsreel: Manns' Chinese Theater "Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in cement."
Based on the musical comedy of the same title by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos.
Full frame, remastered version.
Summary: A musical comedy about the adventures of two beautiful showgirls--an apparently stupid blonde golddigger and her provocative brunette friend--during a voyage from New York to Paris.
Additional Contributors: Russell, Jane - 1921-2011
Monroe, Marilyn - 1926-1962.
Hawks, Howard - 1896-1977.
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.14 Gentlem
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Credits: Producer, Sol C. Siegel; director, Howard Hawks; screenplay, Charles Lederer; music director, Lionel Newman; film editor, Hugh S. Fowler.
Performers: Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn.
System Details: DVD format.
Other Language: English and French soundtracks with optional subtitles in Spanish and English.
Genre/Form: Musical films.
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Feb 17, 2014
  • OZUNE rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Marilyn Monroe did not star in that many good movies. In fact this one, Some Like it Hot, and The Misfits are probably the best. What makes this one good are the songs which are for the most part excellent and Jane Russell who is the perfect foil for Marilyn as she never tries to compete with her but holds her own as the wisecracking older sister type.

Jul 06, 2013
  • IClare rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good Marilyn Monroe movie. She's pretty funny in this one. Love the scene where she gets stuck in the boat window and covers up the little boy passing by with a blanket so she can pretend his arms and legs are hers. And of course there is the infamous "Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend" performance. This was a fun movie! I really liked her and Jane Russell in it. Definitely worth checking out.

Nov 03, 2012
  • Derringer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Oooh-La-La!..... There can be no denying it - As it was so clearly evident here in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the marvelous wonder of technicolor and the dynamic radiance of Marilyn Monroe were, without question, made for each other..... In this slick and sassy Musical/Comedy from 1953, Monroe plays showgirl, Lorelei Lee, a somewhat clueless gold-digger, who isn't all that concerned about a guy's age or looks, just as long as he's got plenty of cash to throw around in order to buy her expensive presents..... Even though Monroe, as usual, looked positively sensational here, I personally think that her talent as an actress was totally wasted in this silly, shallow and preposterous film..... With plenty of sexual innuendo squeezed into its dialogue, the highlight of this moderately entertaining picture was (again) the gorgeous Marilyn, in a hot-pink, strapless dress, doing a sizzling "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" number..... The only reason to watch this film is to see Marilyn Monroe at her absolute loveliest.

Apr 19, 2011
  • tradlibn rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was a lame movie. Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell play singers and dancers who end up cruising to Europe. Monroe is infatuated with diamonds and wants to marry a rich man. She is engaged to a rich but meek guy whose father doesn't approve of her. Jane Russell's character falls in love with a man who turns out to be a detective on Monroe's trail. There are several musical production numbers, including the famous "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Pretty silly - essentially just a vehicle for Monroe.

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Oct 16, 2012
  • Derringer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"They told me you were stupid.... But you don't sound stupid to me."

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